SLASHING TRAIN FARES FOR PASSENGERS IN MIDLOTHIAN AND EAST LOTHIAN
Colin Beattie MSP has welcomed news that peak-time rail fares will be scrapped on ScotRail services for six months from October.
On Tuesday, First Minister Humza Yousaf announced the timescale for the pilot programme as he set out the priorities for his Government in Parliament.
For train passages in Midlothian and East Lothian, this pilot will make travelling around Scotland more affordable and accessible. The Scottish Government’s commitment to active travel will also see increased investment to develop more places where people can walk, wheel and cycle safely for day-to-day journeys.
Commenting, Colin Beattie MSP said:
“People in Midlothian and East Lothian, will benefit directly from these significant price cuts to peak rail fares, which couldn’t have come at a more needed time.
“From expanding free bus travel to under 22-year-olds, to putting money straight back into people’s pockets with reduced rail fares, the SNP is helping people where it matters and making real changes to support people financially.
“While the Westminster government sits on its hands in the midst of a damaging Brexit and a cost of living crisis of their own making, First Minister Humza Yousaf has shown once again the SNP is the only party who puts the needs of Scottish households first.”
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